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Analog Devices' Switches Offer Guaranteed Latch-Up Protection

May 23, 2011 8:48 am | by Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced the ADG5212 and ADG5213 high-voltage, latch-up proof quad switches that offer guaranteed latch-up protection for industrial, instrumentation, and automotive applications operating at up to ±22 V.

China is Not Vulnerable – Part 2

May 23, 2011 8:02 am | by Gordon Styles, Engineer & Managing Director, Star Prototype | Articles | Comments

Since writing Part 1 of my response to Perry Sainati I have received a number of emails and comments. Most were generally positive and thankful for a different perspective. I have clearly touched a nerve with some other people though. One person responded that the Chinese are merely baby killers. Others were concerned about the treatment of Christians and dissidents. There were a few that were so angry they could barely construct a sentence and the meaning of their email was lost.

Earnings Preview: Medtronic to report 4Q Tuesday

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, announces its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year earnings Tuesday morning before markets open.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Two weeks ago Medtronic announced it had selected the head of General Electric's Healthcare unit to serve as its new chief...


Saudi billionaire invests $400M in Glencore

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have invested $400 million into commodities giant Glencore International PLC.Kingdom Holding Co., which is chaired by Alwaeleed, said Monday that its investment represented 3.6 percent of Glencore's initial public offering....

Par Pharma acquires generic drugmaker for $37.6M

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Generic drug developer Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. said Monday it will buy privately held Edict Pharmaceuticals for up to $37.6 million in cash.Par said Edict, based in Chennai, India, makes solid, oral dose generic drugs. It has seven abbreviated new drug applications filed with the U.S....

Badin new southeast site for electronics recycling

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by RENEE ELDER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Recyclers International will open a regional recycling center at Alcoa's former smelting plant in Badin, providing jobs for 200 employees.Company chairman John Shegerian announced the plans Monday before a crowd of company officials and local and state leaders in Badin.Shegerian said...

Production on hold at two Toyota plants, but company says no layoffs

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Toyota plants in southern Ontario are putting production on hold for the week.The automaker's Cambridge and Woodstock plants are taking a break due to a parts shortage caused by the earthquake that hit Japan in March.The company says there will be no layoffs during the shutdown.Workers will...

Long Legal Fight Over Navy Plane to Continue

May 23, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that a long-running billion-dollar dispute between two defense contractors and the government over a cancelled contract for a Navy plane will continue.The justices on Monday ruled in the case of the cancelled A-12 Navy attack plane....


Novel Man-Made Material Could Facilitate Wireless Power

May 23, 2011 7:13 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires.

Photos of the Day: Spacewalking Trouble

May 23, 2011 6:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mike Fincke, one of NASA's most experienced spacemen, had to settle for a partial lube job, after the bolts holding down covers on the massive joint started popping off unexpectedly.


Regency Energy Partners plans $500M note offering

May 23, 2011 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Natural gas processor and transporter Regency Energy Partners LP said Monday it plans a public offering of $500 million in senior notes due 2021.The company's finance arm will serve as the co-issuer of the notes.Regency intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay debt under its...

Shaw Group finishes $500M share buyback

May 23, 2011 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shaw Group Inc., a major engineering and construction company, said Monday that it has finished a $500 million stock buyback program that was announced in January.The Baton Rouge, La., company bought 13.7 million shares of its stock at an average price of $36.51 per share, excluding costs,...

FDA clears Vertex's hepatitis C drug Incivek

May 23, 2011 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s hepatitis C drug Incivek Monday, making Incivek the second new treatment to be approved in the last two weeks.Incivek is a highly-anticipated pill that is expected to have annual sales in the billions. It is approved for...

Spacewalking Astronauts Encounter Bolt Trouble

May 23, 2011 6:30 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A spacewalking astronaut ran into trouble Sunday while trying to lubricate a joint in the life-sustaining solar power system of the International Space Station, losing one bolt and getting a washer stuck in a crevice.

Smartphone App Lets Workers Track Wages

May 23, 2011 6:24 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers who don't trust the boss to keep track of their wages can now do it themselves with a new smartphone application from the Department of Labor. But employers worry that the time sheet app, along with other new initiatives, could encourage even more wage and hour lawsuits.


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